Even the Dead (Quirke, Book 7) by Benjamin Black

By Benjamin Black

A suspicious dying, a pregnant girl unexpectedly long gone lacking: Quirke's most up-to-date case leads him inexorably towards the darkish machinations of an previous foe.

Perhaps Quirke has been down one of the lifeless too lengthy. in recent years the Irish pathologist has suffered hallucinations and blackouts, and he fears the reason is a mind tumor. a expert diagnoses an outdated head damage attributable to a savage beating; all that's wanted, the health practitioner announces, is a longer leisure. yet Quirke, ever purpose on discovering his position one of the residing, isn't really approximately to retire.

One evening in the course of a June warmth wave, a automobile crashes right into a tree in primary Dublin and bursts into flames. The police suppose the driver's dying was once both an twist of fate or a suicide, yet Quirke's exam of the physique leads him to think another way. Then his daughter Phoebe will get a mysterious stopover at from an acquaintance: the lady, who admits to pregnancy, says she fears for her existence, even though she won't say why. whilst the girl later disappears, Phoebe asks her father for support, and Quirke in flip seeks the help of his previous buddy Inspector Hackett. earlier than lengthy the 2 males locate themselves untangling a twisted string of occasions that takes them deep right into a shadowy global the place one of many city's strongest males makes use of the canopy of politics and faith to make obscene profits.

Even the Dead--Benjamin Black's 7th novel that includes the without end interesting Quirke--is a narrative of surpassing depth and amazing good looks.

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Porfirio, “No Way Out,” 83–86. 18. Hazel E. Barnes, The Literature of Possibility: A Study in Humanistic Existentialism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959). 28 Steven M. Sanders 19. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, trans. Justin O’Brien (New York: Vintage Books, 1955), 90. 20. Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” (1971), reprinted in Nagel’s Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), 23. 21. See the entry on Red Light by Bob Porfirio in Silver and Ward, Film Noir, 241. 22.

13. Quoted in Hayde, My Name’s Friday, 43. 14. Hallam and Marshment, Realism and Popular Cinema, 194. Naked City : The Relativist Turn in TV Noir Robert E. Fitzgibbons Film noir’s evolution from the silver screen to the television screen was untidy at best; and this is nowhere more evident than in the transition from the feature-length movie The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) to the TV show of the same title some ten years later. Although the movie was not the best of the noir genre, it was good and had many of the unmistakable classic noir markings: high-contrast black-and-white photography, stark images, severe camera angles, brutality, (a bit of) suggested sexual promiscuity, mystery, a major touch of evil, and moral absolutes.

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